Over 60 percent of women in urban India are at risk of heart diseases, said a study released on Monday.
Over 60 percent of women in urban India are at risk of heart diseases, said a study released on Monday. (Source: Thinkstock Images)
“Changing food habits and unhealthy food choices, such as increased intake of food like cheese, food rich in transfats and late dinners are leading to increased abdominal obesity and increased waist-to-hip ratio, a major risk factor for heart diseases,” said Kunal Sarkar, senior consultant cardiac surgeon, Medica Superspecialty Hospital, in the study.
“In addition, smoking, low levels of physical activity, diabetes, high BP and other lifestyle factors are responsible for fat redistribution in women while accelerating their risk of CVDs,” added.
Source - indian express